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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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The 2!c strong opening is annoying
I must say though that the 2 opening in Polish club is pretty awkward too ;)
A Toy Allowing Weak in Either Minor Through Minor Suit Stayman
Bill: I don't play this method myself anymore, but I was introduced to it when I was a beginner. The continuation I was taught is that, after 2, responder's 3 shows slam interest in clubs, while 3 shows slam interest in diamonds. Then I don ...
A Toy Allowing Weak in Either Minor Through Minor Suit Stayman
The Norwegian way seems a little bit better, since the more common rebid (3) allows opener to declare in case responder has clubs.
A Toy Allowing Weak in Either Minor Through Minor Suit Stayman
The way MSS is taught where I live is that opener bids 3 with longer clubs, or 2NT with longer diamonds OR equal minor lengths. This makes it possible to sign-off in both minors. On the other hand it seems worse for slam and game purposes.
2-Under Transfers in a Strong Club System
An idea is that the minor suit transfers show 4+ minor, and if only 4 then also a 5+ major (so possibly canapé). This saves some space. This also means that the major suit transfers are 5-5 if having a minor suit side-suit. Then maybe you could use ideas similar ...
Sweden's system regulations
1 can not have more than 3 dots actually. The "extra dots because its weak" does not apply to 1. Actually the definition of "strong" is really 15+ hcp or 18+ with distribution points (can't remember the English name for them). So if you have 14 hcp ...
You realise you should have counted your cards before looking at them. What to bid with a 7927 pattern?
Jump cue bid over a 1!D opening bid
We currently play it as strong with both majors. (1m)-2 would be non-forcing with both majors (about 5-6.5 loosers).
Transfer Advances after a Takeout Double
Larry: I haven't tried the Overcall Structure. Partner and I thought about it, but decided not to (we thought that it was too aggressive, but I guess it can be tailored to one's taste). However I thought of Herbert negative as response to a normal take-out double, not ...
Transfer Advances after a Takeout Double
One thing you'd give up (if I haven't misunderstood) is being able to cue bid when unsure of strain. For instance (1m)-X-(pass)-2m with 4-4 majors and a constructive hand (but perhaps not wanting to force to the three level if doubler has minimum values). I ...

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